Far Infrared Therapy

Far Infrared Rays are invisible light that was discovered by a scientist named Sir William Herschel in 1800 while he was carrying out research; he found that they are a spectrum of sunlight.

Far Infrared Energy is absorbed very easily by the human body and helps in all aspects of bodily growth and development. It is healing and rejuvenating. FIR energizes the cells, inner tissues, glands, nerves, and organs beneath the skin.

Among the total spectrum of solar rays coming from the sun, the Far Infrared Rays are the safest and the most beneficial. For example, the visible light spectrum, with very short wavelengths, is reflected away from the body.

When near-infrared (NIR) waves heat organic substances the surface gets hotter than the interior, and conduction from the surface heats the interior.

By contrast, far-infrared penetrates deeply with a very uniform warming effect.

How Far Infrared Rays (FIR) Work

The intensity of FIR produced by the human body constantly fluctuates. When its intensity is high, we feel healthy and are able to overcome ailments. When the FIR begins to decline, we are subject to attacks of illness and tend to age more quickly.

FIR stimulates cellular metabolism which increases the body’s regenerative ability and helps restore the proper function of the nervous system. When any tissue in the body is exposed to FIR the body’s healing processes are activated. Studies suggest FIR helps to maintain general health and prevent disease. FIR is capable of penetrating deep into the human body, gently expanding capillaries, and stimulating blood circulation. So FIR stimulates the production of cell tissue and rapidly promotes the regeneration of skin and blood tissue.

Far Infra-Red helps relieve chronic fatigue, stress, nervous tension, toxicity, arthritis, insomnia, rheumatism, pain, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, back problems, muscle pain, abnormal nerve function, sports injuries, respiratory ailments, digestive disorders, poor circulation, viruses, and much more. It also helps with the excretion of harmful substances such as heavy metals, it stimulates enzyme activity in the body and reduces acidity.

It aids detoxification, improves metabolism, boosts the immune system, eliminates waste from the body, improves lymph drainage, prevents the growth of bacteria, and much more.

The FIR Sauna blanket is like a sleeping bag that you get inside. Unlike the Far Infra Red cabinets, which have three FIR panels in them, the blanket is 100% FIR giving you a much more successful detox.

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What are the benefits of Far Infrared Sauna?

Far Infrared benefits are immediate and amazing! Regular sports take time and always carry the risk of injury. While active exercise and a balanced diet are excellent for good health, an equally good substitute – the amazing new Far Infrared Sauna – lets you stay healthy in a pleasant and relaxing way. Soft, soothing Far Infrared heat helps receive the all-around ‘training effect’ (30-minute FIR sauna = 10km run) while reading, watching TV, talking on the phone, listening to your favourite music, or simply relaxing in the comfort of sauna-in-spa™.

Detoxification Increased Blood Circulation

An infrared sauna is thought to be seven times more effective at detoxifying heavy metals as opposed to conventional heat or steam saunas. Modern diseases are a result of environmental pollutants. Studies have confirmed that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. They are absorbed into our bodies through food containing additives, antiseptics, agricultural chemicals, etc. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that sweating is one of the most effective ways to expel these chemicals and heavy metal toxins from our bodies. ‘Incurable’ chronic diseases that were thought to have no known cause often disappear once toxin chemicals are gone. Since our FIR sauna is the safest, most efficacious, and most economical way of depurating stored toxins; this makes it a household necessity.

Our body reacts to the increased FIR heating through the natural cooling process of perspiring. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste.

Through the perspiration process, acids and waste residues like toxins, sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol, urea, and potentially carcinogenic heavy metals (mercury, zinc, lead, nickel, and cadmium) are removed from the cells.


Cells clumped together are not able to move freely or oxygenate correctly, indicating health problems.


Cells are perfectly round in shape, separated and free from each other indicating healthy body.

Cardiovascular Conditioning, Lowers Blood Pressure, Lowers Cholesterol & Lowers Triglycerides

Extensive research by NASA in the early 1980s concluded that infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flights.

The body responds to the deep heating effect of the FIR via a hypothalamic-induced increase in both heart volume and rate. As the body increases sweat production to cool itself, the heart works harder pumping blood at a greater rate to boost circulation, supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise.

Heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, for improved overall cardiovascular fitness.

The lower FIR temperature ranges are found to be very safe for those with cardiovascular risk. This conditioning has an even greater benefit to those who are unable to exercise. Thus, our FIR saunas will provide overall, systematic treatment of muscles, joints, and body especially for areas often not regularly addressed through movement and exercising. ‘Passive exercise’ of FIR Saunas results in a significant lowering of blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.

“Regular use of a sauna…may be as effective as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning and burning of calories as regular exercise.” Journal of the American Medical Association 8/7/1981

Immune System Enhancement

A typical FIR sauna session will cause a brief 1 to 3ºF increase in body temperature. As the body works to combat this ‘artificial fever’ the body’s immune system is strengthened. This helps in the body’s defense against bacteria, microbes, and consequent infection.

This phenomenon also helps trigger the production of white blood cells by the bone marrow and killer T cells by the thymus. The overall result is immune system enhancement.

Rejuvenation, Stress and Fatigue Reduction

The most immediate relief offered by the FIR sauna is simple relaxation, as it melts away the stress and tension of urban life. Dilated capillaries lead to improved blood circulation resulting in reduced stress levels.

Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of the FIR sauna will give you an overall massaging effect, soothing jangled nerves, and knotted muscles. The user will feel rejuvenated and renewed, restored in both body and mind.

Clears Cellulite

Cellulites are gel-like lumps made up of fat, water, and wastes trapped in pockets beneath the skin. An infrared thermal system warms three times deeply as conventional saunas, causing heavy sweating and leading to the effective clearing of this kind of unwanted debris from the body.

Relieves Muscle Spasm, Body Pain, Joint Pain and Stiffness Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis

The deep heating effect of the FIR sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, enabling them to recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion.

FIR heat can easily help ease patients suffering from arthritis, sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasm, lower back pain, joint stiffness, and several other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness aches and soreness that come with aging are reduced or eliminated.

Skin Cleansing

The increased heating causes pores of the skin to open up. The profuse sweating achieved within a few minutes in an FIR sauna sweats off deeply embedded impurities (dirt, oil, and makeup) and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing, immaculately clean, and free of body odour.

Increased blood circulation draws the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. Your skin will experience firmness, improved tone, elasticity, texture, and colour. Roughness will start declining making way for smooth and soft skin.

Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, and cuts. Further, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.

Athletic Performance

Now athletes and sportsmen can forget tedious warm-up exercises. They will be able to ready their muscles using our FIR sauna better than standard warm-up exercises. Since pre-competition warmups can end up tiring an athlete, our saunas ‘deep thermal therapy’ will offer an exertion-free alternative.

The idea of a “passive” warm-up before competition is not new. Hot pads and steamy showers are other ways of warming the muscles and improving the range of motion in the joints.

However, the effectiveness of our FIR sauna is incomparable.

Far Infrared heat therapy can also be used in both the prevention and rehabilitation of overuse injuries and to combat the after-effects of torn muscles and tendons. It can be valuable during the warm-up before training sessions and competitions and in cold weather, increasing, as it does, the mobility of joints.

Injuries caused by trauma or overuse, such as ligament injuries and muscle ruptures, are often treated during the acute stage by cooling and bandaging so that the bleeding in the injured area is limited. After the initial 48 hours, FIR heat therapy can be introduced to help the healing process, which, once the risk of haemorrhage is over, is aided by increased blood flow.

Control Diabetes

Far Infrared Therapy can control diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that prevents our body to balance the use of glucose (energy) derived from the food we eat. Common symptoms of Diabetics are frequent urination, excessive thirst and hunger, nausea, weakness, and fatigue.

Far Infrared rays can increase blood circulation to rejuvenate healthy cellular functioning. Cells get a chance to flush out toxins and wastes and replace them with fresh oxygen and nutrients from the bloodstream.

New research has also shown FIR can inhibit bacterial growth, thus reducing the chance of infection which most diabetics are prone to. Overall, FIR saunas help in lowering blood sugar levels.

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FIR Therapy (Far Infrared Therapy) can control diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that prevents our body to balance the use of glucose (energy) derived from the food we eat. Common symptoms of Diabetics are frequent urination, excessive thirst and hunger, nausea, weakness, and fatigue.

Our FIR saunas definitely allow more variety in any ongoing training program.

Other Benefits

Studies by American and Japanese nuclear researchers show that cancer and tumor patients have bigger water molecules.

Far Infrared Ray ( FIR ) makes cleansing toxins more efficient by breaking bigger and lifeless water molecules into smaller molecule clusters and is easier absorbed by our body cells & very effective in cleansing impurities and toxins from our body.

Take a look at the figure shown on the right:

Smaller molecular clusters will penetrate into our cells easier. Because it matches the clustered water found inside and around our body cells.

Small clusters are perfectly designed to interact with other molecules, communicate using energetic vibrations, and slip easily through cellular membranes to carry out toxins and chemical waste from our bodies. Hence, keep them young and vibrantly healthy.

More importantly, there will be no more trapped toxins scarring the cells and giving you cellulite. Negative ions are formed too when water is atomized.

Try to feel it when standing near a waterfall or deep in the mountains and lush green forests.

The refreshing, invigorating feeling you have in these wondrous natural settings are negative ions at work!

Research also shown that negative ions can:

  • Reduce histamine, which triggers hay fever.
  • Affect levels of serotonin, a neuro hormone associated with anxiety, stress and migraine.
  • Have a beneficial effect on anyone suffering from bronchial complaints such as bronchitis asthma, catarrh and the common cold.
  • Help sufferers of insomnia, migraine, emphysema, eczema, headaches, tiredness, and general feelings of malaise.
  • Increase the speed and quality of healing of burns and surgical incisions with less cross infection and reduced pain.
  • Enhance the body’s absorption and utilization of oxygen, thus assisting concentration and alertness.
  • Reduce the effects of passive smoking, and allergies to pollen, dust and pets.
  • Remove and destroy airborne bacteria and viruses.

FIR Therapy - Alt Med Care
Far Infrared Therapy - Alt Med Care
FIR Therapy - Alt Med Care
Far Infrared Therapy - Alt Med Care